Bart C. Jacobs, MD, PhD, is a professor of Immunology and Neurology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Dr. Jacobs specialty interests are inflammatory neuropathies, including the Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). As a clinical neurologists he is involved in the diagnosis, treatment and care of these patients at the expertise center at Erasmus MC. As a researcher he has a special interest in the epidemiology, pathogenesis and treatment development of GBS and CIDP. Dr. Jacobs received his MD degree in 1992 and his PhD degree in 1997 from Erasmus MC (both cum laude). He worked as a reach fellow at the Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, and at the University of Glasgow, UK. His neurology residency was completed at Erasmus MC in 2003 and since then he works at the departments of Immunology and Neurology at that center. In 2012 he initiated the International GBS Outcome Study (IGOS) in which he is currently involved as Chair of the Steering Committee and as Country Coordinator for the Netherlands. He is at the editorial board of the Journal of Peripheral Nervous System and the Scientific Review Committee of the Dutch ‘Stichting MS Research’. Dr. Jacobs is a member of the Inflammatory Neuropathy Consortium board and the GBS-CIDP Foundation Global Medical Advisory Board.